The 3rd Primary School Deryneia was built as a result of mutual efforts of the local authorities, especially the Mayor of Deryneia Mrs Flora Ioannou, who worked methodically and expedited the process during its course, from the decision making for the construction further to the start of the building work until the completion of the A-phase of the project.
The development of the school project was entrusted to a private architect Mr. Andreas Neophytou. The construction of the school began in 1999. On 20 June 1999 the foundation was laid by the then Minister for Education, Mr Ouranios Ioannides. By September the first construction phase had finished and the school took up its operation with eight departments and 211 children. The inauguration took place on 28 January 2001. The second constructional phase of the school was finished in May 2003.
The school has interesting features and a well-balanced structure, encompassing:
- 12 classrooms
- a large reception room – which can be used for various activities
- a multipurpose hall
- a Computer Laboratory
- a Science Laboratory
- a Design Technology Laboratory
- a Home Economics Laboratory
- a Music Laboratory
- many offices
- 10 warehouses
- a large schoolyard and garden
During the school year 2010-2011 the school operated with 182 students allotted to 12 classes. We believe that the school is a modern school according to European standards. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards linked to a computer and a projector. They also have parquet areas for activities and wooden storage boxes where children can leave the books they do not need at home.
"School of Joy"
The vision in this school is to promote joy. Every child of any nationality can develop its personality to the maximum extent possible, without compulsion or coercion, in a safe, calm and beautiful environment.
We are working for our school children to grow up and live as Europeans and in consequence as global citizens, to feel equal with other nations, free from any inferiority complex and the disdainfulness of the historical past.
We strive to help them become ready, when the holy one hour comes, to join the reunited Cyprus, without any nationalistic and racist tendencies, experiencing equality in an appropriate manner, within the framework of democratic citizenship.